Details of all the lady teachers of East Delhi, regarding the Child Care Leave taken by them was sought claiming that his wife was denied CCL - CIC: Appeal rejected as the information sought by the appellant is voluminous & is having no public interest
2. Appellant through his RTI application had sought information regarding the details of the teachers of all the schools in East Delhi who had been granted Child Care Leave along with the details of the officer who is competent authority to sanction more than 180 days of CCL in Education Department, copy of circular/instructions issued by the directorate of education about competency for the sanction of more than 180 days CCL, if any officer in education department is not competent to sanction the CCL, can he/she reject the CCL etc. PIO by his letter enclosed the reply along with a request to the appellant to deposit Rs 32 for 16 pages of information. Being unsatisfied, appellant filed first appeal. FAA by his order upheld the information furnished by PIO. Being unsatisfied, appellant approached the Commission.
3. Both the parties made their submissions. The appellant submitted that his wife who is working as teacher in one of the Government Schools in East Delhi, had been denied the Child Care Leave for more than 180 days at a stretch, by the respondent authority. That is the reason why he is seeking the details of all the lady teachers working in the schools of East Delhi, regarding the CCL taken by them. In response to this the respondent officer made oral and written submissions dated 6.7.2015, a copy of which was provided to the appellant during hearing. The respondent officer further submitted that the reply to the appellant has been provided within the stipulated period and the FAA order was also complied with.
4. Having heard the submissions made by both the parties and perused the record, the Commission observes that the appellant is misusing the RTI Act to harass the Public Authority for not agreeing to sanction leave beyond 180 days. As per the Government rules, no Government employee can claim/demand the leave from the Government, as a matter of right. The appellant cannot misuse the RTI Act, to harass the Public Authority by seeking the voluminous information pertaining to large number of lady teachers working in about 114 Schools in East Delhi District having no public interest. The Commission also observes that the appellant Mr. Inder Singh had been heard by the Commission earlier on 22.5.2015 and his appeal was disposed of on the same subject vide Commission’s Order No.CIC/SA/A/2015/000064 dated 2652015. In this case, the Commission, holds that the information sought by the appellant is voluminous and is having no public interest. As it is a case of misuse of RTI Act, the Commission rejects the appeal.
(M. Sridhar Acharyulu)
Citation: Inder Singh v. Dte of Education(East), GNCTD in Case No. CIC/SA/A/2015/000352